The Colorado Rapids played a game only 3 days ago against Chivas USA and their roster for the Real Espana game has suffered. Already missing several key players like Conor Casey and Anthony Wallace due to injury, the squad is missing other big names like Marvell Wynne, Matt Pickens and Pablo Mastroeni because of a need to rest players.
The Rapids lineup is as follows:
Stewart Ceus, Kosuke Kimura, Mike Holody, Scott Palguta, Danny Earls, Joseph Nane, Jeff Larentowicz, Ross LaBauex, Wells Thompson, Andre Akpan, Omar Cummings.
Looks like the Rapids usual 4-4-2 formation with an incredibly weakened defense – this will be the first action Drew Moor has missed in a long time for the Rapids in any competition – and a bright group of forwards with Andre Akpan and Omar Cummings. Andre scored a goal last game in the CCL against Isidro Metapan.
The biggest worry inthis lineup will surely by Palguta and Earls starting together in the defense. Pablo Mastroeni missing will provide less of a bailout as well to the defenders. Either way, the fast group up top should help to quell the worries at least a little bit.